CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr visits a Detroit job fair where businesses hope to hire qualified veterans.
A military wife and her sons have unique dinner guests over every week to mark the time while their dad is deployed.
Members of the U.S. military and their families are now eligible for free annual passes to national parks and monuments as part of a program timed to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday, the White House announced.
Senior Airman Aaron Becker repairs medical equipment at a clinic for wounded soldiers at Andrews Air Force Base. Co-workers say he is always giving to others, but they also say Becker's a friend in need. A colleague recently submitted his name to a nonprofit military support group to help his family get around.
Discipline is a key ingredient in the package required to succeed in the world of professional golf. Paula Creamer has not been found wanting in that department on her journey from military kid to major champion.
CNN Hero Dan Wallrath is ramping up his efforts to build mortgage-free homes for U.S. troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In an effort to ease high unemployment numbers among military spouses, the Obama administration plans to highlight the need to streamline occupational licensing between states.
President Obama unveils his 2013 budget plan in front of a crowd at Northern Virginia Community College.
Two medical education groups and 130 medical schools signed on to first lady Michelle Obama's initiative to "train the nation's physicians to meet the unique health care needs of the military and veterans communities," the White House announced Wednesday.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday welcomed home returning troops from Iraq, hailing their service to help a people they didn't know as an example of what makes America great.
Part of HLN's special series, "Troops Come Home." Ft. Hood soldiers return after 11 months in Iraq.
Some Marine Corps families, mourning a son or daughter killed in action, received an unexpected surprise for the holidays: an ornament of the Purple Heart, a letter addressed to their fallen hero and even information about athletic reconditioning.
Sgt. 1st Class Daniel DeGeneres and his wife, Amanda, deployed to Iraq two weeks after they married.
Army Major Frank Rosenblatt shares with CNN how he keeps in touch with his family while he's in Iraq.
Many celebrities have taken part in the CNN Heroes campaign and attended the annual "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" shows. Here, we reach out to some of them and learn about the ways they've chosen to get involved and give back.
J.R. Martinez introduces Taryn Davis, whose American Widow Project has provided support to hundreds of military widows.
Taryn Davis is helping young military widows find the emotional support they need.
The American Widow Project, founded by Taryn Davis, has helped support nearly 800 military widows since 2007.
George Lopez is helping to create positive change for underprivileged children, adults and military families.
George Lopez explains how his foundation creates positive change for children and families in need.
Military spouses react to news troops deployed in Iraq are coming home sooner than expected. Martin Savidge reports.
Since 1848, Fort Bliss has been where U.S. soldiers toil, train and sweat under the strong Southwest sun before departing for battlegrounds around the world.
Country music star Wynonna Judd explains how the Wounded Warrior Project assists injured U.S. troops and their families.
Taryn Davis says she felt lost and isolated after burying her husband, a 22-year-old Army corporal killed in Iraq four years ago.
CNN's Chris Lawrence reports the "don't ask" repeal doesn't mean former service members can return to their careers.
In the very early hours of this morning, "don't ask, don't tell" ceased to be U.S. policy. As a result, today is the first day I can write about being the partner of a gay military serviceman without fear that he will lose his job.
I was barely through my first cup of coffee Saturday morning when my husband called. He's not deployed now, but had to spend Friday night training at Fort Bragg. He'd heard rumors about the helicopter crash in Afghanistan but didn't know any details. I quickly jumped on CNN.com and found the headline "Dozens of Americans dead," and my heart fell like an anchor.
The duchess (and new RAF wife) quizzes spouses and laments long deployments
2009: White House policy prevents the president from writing condolence letters to military families of suicide victims.
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey is doing his best to avoid reporters since word leaked that he is the president's top choice to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
In April 2009, A family spoke out after the suicide of a Marine husband and father.
A bipartisan group of senators is asking President Barack Obama to change the current "insensitive" policy of not sending condolence letters to families of service members who commit suicide.
Taryn Davis was 21 when she lost her husband in Iraq. Now she's helping young widows through the American Widow Project.
Taryn Davis was 19 when she married her high school sweetheart.
For every man or woman serving our country in the U.S. military, there is a family left behind. The massive military deployment in the past 10 years has left the families of our armed forces stretched emotionally and financially.
When Priscilla Thurman first heard the news that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden was killed, she was relieved. Soon after though, she said she started to worry about the threat of retaliation directed at U.S. troops.
The Obamas and Bidens launch a new military family initiative aimed at supporting familes of U.S. troops.
Supporting military families with jobs, education and other services is a matter of national security, President Barack Obama said Tuesday in helping his wife Michelle, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill announce a new initiative supporting relatives of American service members.
Starting Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, plan to visit four states in two days to raise public awareness of the needs of families of military service members.
CNN's T.J. Holmes speaks to Erica Roach, a Navy wife, on how the budget back-and-forth affects military families.
If Congress and the White House reach an agreement relatively quickly, troops will not see a hit to their paycheck, a senior defense official said Friday.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates tells servicemen in Iraq what will happen if the government shuts down at midnight Friday.
What could happen to military families if their pay checks stop due to a government shutdown? Chris Lawrence reports.
Military mom Emily O'Donnell has a solution for the government to avoid a shutdown: "Go to your room and do not come out until your job is done."
The Department of Defense says that if the government shuts down for an extended period, troops including those fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq will not be paid on time, according to a senior defense official.
A charter flight carrying family members of U.S. military service members serving in Japan landed Thursday on U.S. soil in Denver.
The U.S. military is considering the mandatory evacuation of thousands of American troops and their families in Japan out of concern over rising radiation levels, a senior defense official tells CNN.
The U.S. military is continuing to evacuate family members who want to leave earthquake-ravaged Japan, according to a Pentagon spokesperson.
The Defense Department authorized the voluntary departure Thursday of some family members of U.S. military service members stationed in Japan.
The First Lady lauds the "strength, pride and courage" of military families on an upcoming episode
President Barack Obama on Monday announced a governmentwide series of 50 programs and proposals to increase support for U.S. military families.
57,000 military widows find themselves owing the Pentagon thousands of dollars. CNN's Martin Savidge has the story.
Freda Green thought the battle was over when her husband returned from the Vietnam War.
Holly Petraeus, the wife of the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, was named Thursday to a key position in the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
When the war in Afghanistan began in 2001, Facebook didn't exist. Today many spouses with loved ones in battle say they find the social-networking site essential.
The Gulliver's Travels actor reinterpret a holiday classic, with proceeds going to charity
Children who have a parent deployed for military service are more likely to seek out treatment for mental and behavioral health issues, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
A year after a lone gunman went on a deadly shooting rampage inside a soldier processing center at Fort Hood, friends, colleagues and family members of the 13 victims gathered Friday at the U.S. Army base in Texas to pay tribute to their loved ones.
Military widow, Salina Jimenez honors her late husband, Army Sgt. David Jimenez Almazan by running a marathon.
Plans to let players control Taliban fighters in the highly anticipated "Medal of Honor" video game have been scrapped amid harsh criticism from military officials and others.
Ann Campbell and Marla Schroeder dub each other "battle buddies," although they've never gone to war. Between them, they have 45 years in the U.S. Army. They're the wives of the top commanders of the 101st Airborne Division.
CNN's Jason Carroll speaks with Major General John Campbell in Sharana, Afghanistan.
Amy Hendrix is going to be an unhappy bride if she has to move her wedding date.
The Pentagon wants to know what military spouses think of the plan to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy of barring openly gay and lesbian soldiers from military service.
Iraqi commandos showed off skills they learned from U.S. military forces, who Saturday formally handed over control of combat operations to Iraqi security forces.
Gen. Ray Odierno sits down with CNN's Arwa Damon for a look back at the past seven years in Iraq.
Soldiers fighting in Iraq came home to Fort Drum, New York, for a welcome that included Vice President Joe Biden.
Iraq veterans from the Army's 10th Mountain Division came home to Fort Drum, New York, on Wednesday for a welcome that included Vice President Joe Biden.
Do you want to know more about Supreme Court Justice nominee Elena Kagan? CNN's Mary Snow talks with those in the know.
Top White House officials expressed confidence Friday that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan will earn the respect and votes of senators during her confirmation hearings, which begin next week.
For years, Army veteran Roy Foster's motto has been "No man left behind." This month, he's broadened it to include women.
Dear President Obama: One of things I've long admired about you is the amount of care you show toward your family, especially your wife, Michelle.
For Michael Reagan, the portraits always start the same way.
Inspired by his West Point cadet son, a California man sets out Thursday on a cross-country trek to raise money for an organization that supports wounded troops and their families.
Adolescent children of frequently deployed soldiers are less stressed than conventional wisdom might indicate, according to a recent study.
President Obama should end a longstanding policy of not writing letters of condolence to families of troops who commit suicide, dozens of lawmakers urged him in a letter Wednesday.
There is speculation hitmen shot and killed relatives of a soldier who died in a raid against a drug lord.
War is expensive, and it's about to get more so as the U.S. government escalates its military efforts in Afghanistan.
CNN questions Robert Gibbs on the Obama administration policy of not sending condolence letters to some military families.
The White House says its review of a long-standing policy not to send condolence letters to the families of military suicide victims should "hopefully" conclude "shortly."
A study shows long deployments create anxiety for many kids with parents in the military. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Jordan Pittard, 14, remembers feeling anxious about his father being deployed with the U.S. Army in Iraq from 2006 to 2007. His mother, Lucille, a teacher, admits struggling to have enough time to work, take care of the house and talk enough to her kids.
"You don't do it alone," Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Monday to a crowd gathered at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. "You do it with phenomenal family support. And we could not be the Marine Corps we are, the military we are without extraordinary family support."
The Best Political Team on television analyzes the administration's apparent inconsistent message on Afghanistan.
I'm not an auto mechanic, I'm an Army wife, a mother and -- when time permits -- a journalist. So when my car needs work, I take it to someone with oil on his hands and years of experience looking under hoods. The same is true for plumbing problems, legal issues and medical care.
Gregg Keesling chooses his words carefully when he talks about the death of his son, Spc. Chancellor Keesling.
The GOP firebrand even channels Tina Fey's Liz Lemon
Sgt. Major Jamie Posten says there were at least two shooters who opened fire at Fort Hood.
Fort Hood, Texas, is -- for all intents and purposes -- a city. With as many as 30,000 residents, it has all the trappings of an American metropolis: malls, softball fields, subdivisions and as many as nine schools.
President Obama vows to support the Ft. Hood community in the aftermath of the deadly shooting at the post.
Before making judgments about the shootings at Fort Hood, a thorough investigation needs to take place, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said Thursday.
Marylisa Miller has spent much of her two decades as an Army wife bracing for the worst. But now the pressure is higher, as both her husband and their 20-year-old son are serving together in Afghanistan.
Father and son paratroopers talk about the realities of war before deploying together to Afghanistan.
A third of military children surveyed who have a parent deployed in a war zone are at "high risk" for psychological problems, according to a new study by military doctors and researchers.
In Pennsylvania, Tyler Dix, a 16-year-old movie buff, is wide awake by 7 a.m. to cook breakfast for his younger siblings.
Two teen girls start a sisterhood for helping other military daughters. CNN's Kiran Chetry reports.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II unveiled a new medal Wednesday to honor the families of British service personnel killed while serving their country.
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